Author Archives: Ben Banyard
A bit of a round-up for this blog piece. You may have read an earlier article on here where I wrote about putting my first manuscript together. Well, the great news is that I finished doing that by the end of January and sent it out to a few poet friends to give me their […]
I hadn’t realised until last week that it’s been about a year since I last posted a mixtape. So without further ado, here’s volume 11. It’s another grab-bag of my favourite tunes, covering a real span of genres. Look out for old favourites like Toots & the Maytals and Al Green alongside Phantom Limb, The […]
Dirty cash money.
Generally speaking, 2016 has been denounced as a rubbish year all round. The world lost a veritable cohort of famous people (I’ll miss Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne the most), the UK voted to leave the EU and Donald Trump won the US Presidential Election. Not great, I’ll agree. But for me personally, 2016 was […]
A review of Keith Hutson’s debut poetry pamphlet, ‘Routines’.
Chuffed to be in a great new anthology featuring poems about pubs!
In which I burble about some IDP readings in Bristol and Exeter, as well as other news…